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The FIBA Africa Championship 1972, was the sixth FIBA Africa Championship regional basketball championship held by FIBA Africa, which also served as Africa qualifier for the 1972 Summer Olympics, granting berths to the champion and runner-up. It was held in Senegal between 25 December 1971 and 2 January 1972. Twelve national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Africa, the sport's regional governing body. The city of Dakar hosted the tournament. Senegal won their second title after defeating Egypt in the final.

FIBA Africa Championship 1972
6th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nationSenegal
Dates25 December 1971 – 2 January 1972
Teams12 
(from 34 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Senegal
(2nd title)
1970
1974 >

Contents

FormatEdit

  • Teams were split into two round-robin groups of six teams each. The top two teams from each group advanced to the knockout semi-finals. The winners in the semi-finals competed for the championship and were granted berths to the 1968 Summer Olympics, while the losing teams from the semifinals competed for third place in an extra game.
  • To define the remaining places in the final standings, teams that did not reach the semifinals played an extra game each against the team from the other group that finished in the same place in the preliminary stage. For example, third-placed teams from groups A and B played an extra game to define fifth and sixth places in the final standings.

First roundEdit

Advanced to the semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Senegal 5 5 0 413 234 +179 10
  Mali 5 4 1 400 319 +81 9
  Tunisia 5 3 2 394 315 +79 8
  Cameroon 5 2 3 365 339 +26 7
  Madagascar 5 1 4 335 446 −111 6
  Nigeria 5 0 5 250 504 −254 5
Cameroon   82–45   Madagascar
Scoring by half: 35–23, 47–22
Senegal   101–30   Nigeria
Scoring by half: 45–14, 56–16
Mali   65–54   Tunisia
Scoring by half: 31–23, 34–31
Mali   101–45   Nigeria
Scoring by half: 48–20, 53–25
Senegal   95–54   Madagascar
Scoring by half: 45–32, 50–22
Tunisia   84–59   Cameroon
Scoring by half: 30–34, 54–25
Mali   95–68   Madagascar
Scoring by half: 45–31, 50–37
Tunisia   96–52   Nigeria
Scoring by half: 44–24, 52–28
Senegal   65–47   Cameroon
Scoring by half: 37–16, 28–31
Cameroon   101–50   Nigeria
Scoring by half: 45–56, 56–31
Tunisia   101–63   Madagascar
Scoring by half: 48–25, 53–38
Senegal   76–44   Mali
Scoring by half: 37–24, 39–20
Madagascar   105–73   Nigeria
Scoring by half: 49–36, 56–37
Mali   95–76   Cameroon
Scoring by half: 50–37, 45–39
Senegal   76–59   Tunisia
Scoring by half: 28–21, 48–38

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Egypt 5 5 0 413 348 +65 10
  Central African Republic 5 4 1 439 403 +36 9
  Sudan 5 3 2 381 353 +28 8
  Morocco 5 2 3 404 378 +26 7
  Ivory Coast 5 1 4 307 396 −89 6
  Togo 5 0 5 315 381 −66 5
Sudan   92–61   Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 42–28, 50–33
Morocco   89–66   Togo
Scoring by half: 39–30, 50–36
Egypt   96–88   Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 46–46, 50–42
Ivory Coast   62–58   Togo
Scoring by half: 30–23, 32–35
Central African Republic   97–82   Sudan
Scoring by half: 44–44, 53–38
Egypt   80–69   Morocco
Scoring by half: 33–24, 47–45
Egypt   72–63   Sudan
Scoring by half: 41–32, 31–31
Morocco   87–58   Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 47–27, 40–31
Central African Republic   76–69 (OT)   Togo
Scoring by half: 32–29, 29–32 Overtime: 15–8
Egypt   89–70   Togo
Scoring by half: 54–38, 35–32
Sudan   79–71   Morocco
Scoring by half: 44–35, 35–36
Central African Republic   83–68   Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 46–25, 37–43

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
January 1 1972
 
 
  Senegal77
 
January 2 1972
 
  Central African Republic66
 
  Senegal61
 
January 1 1972
 
  Egypt54
 
  Egypt87
 
 
  Mali68
 
Third place
 
 
January 2 1972
 
 
  Central African Republic74
 
 
  Mali107

SemifinalsEdit

Egypt   87–68   Mali
Scoring by half: 42–38, 45–30
Senegal   77–66   Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 35–22, 42–44

Third placeEdit

Mali   107–74   Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 38–34, 69–40

FinalEdit

Senegal   61–54   Egypt
Scoring by half: 33–28, 28–26

Classification stageEdit

Fifth place

Tunisia   88–83   Sudan
Scoring by half: 40–25, 48–48

Seventh place

Morocco   62–61   Cameroon
Scoring by half: 33–35, 29–26

Ninth place

Madagascar   84–66   Ivory Coast
Scoring by half: 38–35, 46–31

Eleventh place

Togo   73–41   Nigeria
Scoring by half: 36–25, 47–16

Final standingsEdit

Qualified for the 1972 Summer Olympics
Rank Team Record
    Senegal 7–0
    Egypt 6–1
    Mali 5–2
4   Central African Republic 4–3
5   Tunisia 4–2
6   Sudan 3–3
7   Morocco 3–3
8   Cameroon 2–4
9   Madagascar 2–4
10   Ivory Coast 1–5
11   Togo 1–5
12   Nigeria 0–6

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